#1
Hey folks!

I play GUITAR and my styles are Deathcore, Metalcore, Extreme metal, ect. and I currently have a line 6 Spider IV 120w . Now idk about you guys, but this amp has TERRIBLE tone for playing the kind of music that I play. So I decided to go out and buy a new amp that will supply me with excellent tone for metal. Im on a budget... anything less than 400$ is ok, anything less than 300$ is fukn perfect. Also note, it must be loud enough to play at shows so reasonably high wattages would be nice as well!
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#4
you might be able to find a used peavey 6505+ 112 combo, alternativly you could look at a peavey vypyr 75
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Ampeg VH-140C is pretty much perfect.

This or a Crate GX-130c which is the exact same amp save a couple resistors and a name plate.

If you can't find either of those then look for a used Randall RG.
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Peavey Vypyr 100.
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#7
getting something for that cost is tricky. check out the bugera 333XL. i play similar music to you. its tube, and for a tube amp its reeeeally inexpensive and good quality. surprisingly, it has plenty of distortion.
#8
You could check out a Bugera V22. Twenty-two watts should be enough for small gigs. It is a tube amplifier, if that is what you want.
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#9
used 5150/6505 can be had for 600. I would save an extra couple hundred to get there, its worth it.

edit: actually the 6505 combo is like 600 new i think also.
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You could check out a Bugera V22. Twenty-two watts should be enough for small gigs. It is a tube amplifier, if that is what you want.


That's not a metal amp.

Try a used Triple X Super 40. Should be around 400. Or a peavey ultra.
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#11
I suggest the B-52 AT. Its a pretty versatile amp and is high gain. I own it and I am satisfied with it. I can't afford an ENGL so it's pretty much the best amp I have played that was in my budget. I also like the 5150. If you want to hear the 5150 check us out at http://www.myspace.com/hazarmaveth. We both played through the same head and a cab with v30's.
#12
You could go for a Bugera 6260 or 6262. I've played both as a combo and as a head, and you can get some great metal tones out of them. They're high wattage as well, so they have plenty of headroom for loud volumes. I would recommend saving up a couple hundred extra for a Bugera 626X or something similar, they can get VERY heavy, especially with an overdrive pushing the preamp.
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